The Orange Book

THIS Orange Book is a collection of meditation techniques that Osho has given over the years, together with extracts and quotations from the books of his morning discourses and evening darshans.

This book is a gift, a treasure trove of meditation techniques devised by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and given to his disciples over the years.

Some of the techniques – Vipassana, Nadabrahma, Whirling – have been familiar to meditators of many traditions for centuries; others – Dynamic, Kundalini, Gourishankar – reflect both the wisdom of these traditions and the findings of contemporary psychology; they are Osho’s unique prescription for the needs of modern man. Together, they add up to a rare opportunity for us to exhaust all our efforts to reach the here-and-now and find ourselves.

https://www.artofspirit.ca/OrangeBook%20osho.pdf

Mindfulness in the Modern World: How Do I Make Meditation Part of Everyday Life?

One of the greatest spiritual teachers of the twentieth century will show you how to develop your sense of being in the now―and avoid the distractions of both your busy environment and your wandering mind.

When the mind disappears and thoughts disappear, you become mindful. What is mindfulness? It is awareness. It is perfect awareness.

In Mindfulness in the Modern World: How Do I Make Meditation Part of Everyday Life?, Osho helps us explore both the inner and the outer obstacles that prevent us from bringing more awareness to all our daily activities. He emphasizes that while techniques can be useful in pointing the way, in themselves they are not meditation. Rather, meditation―or mindfulness―is ultimately a state of being in which we are capable of both action and stillness, work and play, and able to be fully present to each moment of life as it comes. Osho’s insights into the nature of the modern mind, with its tendency to judge and compare, provides a helpful entry point for longtime meditators as well as beginners.

Mindfulness in the Modern World covers a wide range of topics, including five experiential techniques that will help you bring awareness to your everyday life.

Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people―along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha―who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.

The Book of Women: Celebrating the Female Spirit

In The Book of Women: A Celebration of Women and the Female Spirit, one of the twentieth century’s greatest spiritual teachers discusses the importance and value of feminine strengths.

“The woman should search into her own soul for her own potential and develop it, and she will have a beautiful future.”―Osho

Osho explores the role of women in our society. Up until now, he says, both religious institutions and politics have remained male-dominated―not only male-dominated but male-chauvinistic. This has created so many of the crises that we see in the world now, brought about by excesses of ambition, competitiveness, and greed.

In these pages, Osho challenges readers to reclaim and assert the feminine qualities of love, joy, and celebration to bring a reunion of the intellect and the heart that is so desperately needed. He looks to the female spirit in all of us as a way to nurture the soul and cultivate a healthy relationship with spirituality.

Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people―along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha―who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.